Radical Changes In Art Analysis

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Throughout the course of art, stylistic development and changes have been evolving from one generation to the next. Particular fads and methods fade in an out as the cultural ideals and ideas vary in relation to demand from the population. One example of the rapid development of art can be seen in the archaic statues known as the kore. During the span of nearly two-hundred years, radical changes evolved from one statue to the next. However, such immediate growth causes difficulties in identify which characteristics transformed first. One particular example is the Peplos Kore in comparison to Phrasikleia. Key differences lay in the facial structures, outfits, indications of motion, and three-dimensional modeling. To begin with, the terms kore and…show more content…
The sloping of the shoulders demonstrates how the left arm is bent in front of the body and therefore this motion is also reflected in the movement of the shoulders. The Sounion Kouros’ left foot is placed ahead of the right foot as if taking a step, yet the hips are horizontal and do not react to the motion manifested in the legs even though the hips displace naturally when walking. In opposition, Aristodikos, the last kouros, has both a displaced butt and hips. Aristodikos’ movement expressed in the left leg stretched forward to take a step is also mirrored in his butt and hips as they naturally react to the motion. Not only are the Peplos Kore’s shoulders conveying motion, but her head is also tilted slightly down and to the left as if she were about to look at the offering in her hand. This example helps the Peplos Kore display motion and also gives the viewer the perception that she is indeed alive and consciously aware of herself. Since the Peplos Kore begins to imitate the response of one body part to another, she moves farther from the definition of

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